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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education and Human Services

415 Pawley Hall • (248) 370-3050 • Fax (248) 370-4202  (map)


Louis B. Gallien, Jr.

Associate deans:
James F. Cipielewski
Mary S.Stein


Distinguished professor emeritus:
Laszlo J. Hetenyi, Ed.D., Michigan State University

Professors emeriti:
Richard F. Barron, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Jane M. Bingham, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Gloria T. Blatt, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Robert J. Christina, Ph.D., Syracuse University
George E. Coon, Ed.D., Wayne State University
William C. Fish, Ed.D., Columbia University
Eric J. Follo, Ed.D., Wayne State University
Jane S. Goodman, Ph.D., Wayne State University
James W. Hughes, Ed.D., University of New Mexico
Patrick J. Johnson, Ed.D., Wayne State University
William G. Keane, Ed.D., Columbia University
William F. Moorhouse, Ed.D., University of Wyoming
M. Sharon P. Muir, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Robert G. Payne, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Howard Splete, Ph.D., Michigan State Universit

Distinguished professor:
Ronald L. Cramer, Ph.D., University of Delaware

Susan M. Awbrey, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Louis B. Gallien, Jr., Ed.D., University of North Carolina
James T. Hansen, Ph.D., University of Detroit
John E. McEneaney, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Mary L. Otto, Ed.D., Indiana University
Sandra P. Packard, Ed.D., Indiana University
Robert M. Schwartz, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Mary T. Stein, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
Dyanne M. Tracy, Ph.D., Indiana University
Robert A. Wiggins, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Associate professors:
Sandra M. Alber, Ed.D., Wayne State University
Ambika P. Bhargava, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Thomas W. Blume, Ph.D., Texas Technological University
Karen Bolak, Ed.D., Wayne State University
Michael P. Chaney, Ph.D., Georgia State University
James F. Cipielewski, Ph.D., Oakland University
Elyce A. Cron, Ph.D., University of Toledo
Robert S. Fink, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
Shannon R. Flumerfelt, Ph.D., Oakland University
Tomas R. Giberson, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Sarah L. Gibson, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Janet E. Graetz, Ph.D., George Mason University
Darlene Groomes, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Andrew S. Gunsberg, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Lisa D. Hawley, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Ilene L. Ingram, Ed.D., Wayne State University
James M. Javorsky, Ph.D., Purdue University
Eileen S. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Houston
Timothy G. Larrabee, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Ledong Li, Ph.D., Oakland University
Ji Eun Lee, Ed.D., State University of New York, Binghamton
Michael P. Long, J.D., Detroit College of Law
Mary K. Lose, Ed.D., Drake University
Michael G. MacDonald, Ph.D., University of Calgary (Canada)
Gwendolyn M. McMillon, Ph.D., Michigan State University
M. Shannan McNair, Ed.D., University of Michigan
Nancy A. Melamed-Brown, M.Ed., University of Michigan


Jana Nidiffer, Ed.D., Harvard University
Sherri L. Oden, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Carolyn J. O’Mahony, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Linda M. Pavonetti, Ed.D., University of Houston
Thomas Pedroni, Ph.D., Wisconsin University
Dawn M. Pickard, Ph.D., Purdue University
Richard C. Pipan, Ed.D., University of North Carolina
Anne E. Porter, Ph.D., Wayne State University
James Quinn, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Luellen Ramey, Ph.D., University of Florida
Erica A. Ruegg, Ed.D., Texas Technological University
Chaunda L. Scott, Ed.D., Columbia University
Julia B. Smith, Ed.D., University of Michigan
Carol A. Swift, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Assistant professors:
Erin J. Binkley, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Cynthia L. Carver, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Tanya Christ, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
Mary Rose Day, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Susan T. Fascio-Vareen, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Nancy B. Hastings, Ph.D., Wayne State University
S. Rebecca Leigh, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Todd W. Leibert, Ph.D., University of Florida
C. Robert Maxfield, Jr., Ed.D., Wayne State University
Mark R. Olson, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Julie A. Ricks-Doneen, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Sunwoo Shin, Ed.D., University of Memphis
William L. Solomonson, Wayne State University
Brian J. Taber, Ph.D., Kent State University
Michel Weiss, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Caryn M. Wells, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Visiting professor:
Luke Y. Tsai, M.D., Taipei Medical University

Visiting assistant professors:
Judy L. Jacobs, Ph.D., Union Institute & University
Patrick Karbon, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Kristen Smiley, Ph.D., Oakland University

Adjunct assistant professor:
Linda J. Ayres, Ph.D., Oakland University

Special instructors:
Mark S. Doman, J.D., University of Minnesota
Annette M. Osborne, Ph.D., Oakland University
Linda K. Tyson, Ed.S., University of Michigan
Mary F. Zepplin, Ed.S., Oakland University

Special lecturer:
Christine Abbott, Ph.D., Oakland University

Degree programs:


Education Specialist:


Graduate Certificates:

Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate:

Professional Certification:



School of Education and Human Services admission

  • Initial certification
    Apply for admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 101 North Foundation Hall.
  • Major/minor subject area endorsement 
    Apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for post-baccalaureate status (PB).
  • Departmental planned program
    Students who wish to complete requirements for professional certification in a non-degree departmental planned program apply through Graduate Admissions, 160 North Foundation Hall.


School of Education and Human Services general requirements

  • Advising
    All students must schedule a program planning appointment with an adviser, after being notified of acceptance to a program, as follows:

    Students accepted into a doctoral or master’s program should call the faculty advisers identified in their letters of acceptance.

    All other students must contact the Teacher Education Advising Office at (248) 370-4182 or the Human Resource Development Advising Office at (248) 370-3061 for an appointment to complete a required plan of work.
  • Academic progress
    In order to remain in good standing, graduate students must earn a grade-point average of 3.0. No grade below 2.0 (2.8 for EL and MTD and 3.0 for TDES) can be applied toward a graduate degree. Two course grades below 3.0 or one below 2.0 automatically lead to an evaluation of progress and possible dismissal.
  • Special Graduate or Professional Development
    Students will be allowed to take no more than 12 credits in Special Graduate or Professional Development status before admission to a program.